• September 24, 2013  

    Amid conflicting reports of the status of the standoff at a Nairobi Mall, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta claimed victory over al-Shabab militants who were behind the attack. The president said that near the end of the operation, three floors of the mall collapsed, trapping bodies in the rubble. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2011  

    After 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security created the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative to help spot potential terrorists, while the Mall of America launched its own security program. NPR and the Center for Investigative Reporting report how such efforts aimed at security affect our civil liberties. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2009   BY  

    They came by the hundreds of thousands, streaming through the pre-dawn streets of Washington, D.C., toward the National Mall to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. Continue reading